The European Patent Office’s recent decision to partly uphold Myriad Genetics’ BRCA1 patent may create uncertainty about when laboratories conducting BRCA testing in Europe infringe the IP.
 
An EPO appeals board last week ended a seven-year tussle between Myriad and a number of European research groups in deciding to maintain in an amended form Myriad’s patent, EP 699754, covering a “method for diagnosing a predisposition for breast and ovarian cancer.”
 

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.